Software Development Manager

  • Led PC development projects for ten-member group (all direct reports).
  • Allocated resources for projects, team building and project tracking.
  • Handled performance reviews and all staffing needs for department.
  • Division acted as FTA agent by processing loans and pay out of Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) $30 billion portfolio.

Coordinated frequent meetings with business departments and programmers to allocate resources and determine project priority. Worked with programmers to produce: process flow diagrams, MS-Project plans and project scope documents. Created internal programs using MS-Studio and Web application with ColdFusion using dynamic stored procedure calls. Project focus was on creating new systems/databases for new securitized government loan contracts. Directed PC and external portal Web development efforts (HTML-CSS, Cold Fusion and Fireworks).

Project Manager – PMO / Installation Group

  • Managed external client software installations and upgrades of equity trading systems on buy side.

Managed a group of two analysts at each client’s site. Created project plans and coordinated client/vendor resources. MS Project and QA test plans were used to track progress of projects.

Education listing, oldest listed first:

  • NYU - Polytechnic University- Brooklyn, NY
    • Bachelors of Science Electrical Engineering
    • Major: Electrical/Computer Engineering


  • Fordham University- New York, NY
    • Masters of Business Administration
    • Major: Finance/Economic


  • PMP Certification – expired 2005, documentation attached as sample



Project Leader - FX Trading Front Office / Investment Bank

  • Led software programming team and all foreign exchange front office software projects and coordinated with back office settlements systems. Four global locations supported (NY, London, Singapore, Sydney)
  • Spearheaded a successful startup of new FX Trading desk in Sydney Australia.

With a staff of three programmers, provided vendor application support over four foreign exchange trading desks. Wide use of MS Project and software testing plans allowed coordination across three international data centers. Created trading system upgrade specifications, tested improved applications, and installed global REMOS Trading system. Trained with Coopers & Lybrand on OOP design and concepts for 14 months.

Tall Crape

Here is a Creapemyrtle that looks to be happy in the part of the yard.  Had to re-plant is a few times, nearly lost the bush.  It come out in late spring, you almost think its dead.  Slow grower, but in late August is looks very nice with maroon flowers at the top.  Was trying to keep it shorter, but cutting it just hurts the plant and top flowers.  Now just letting it grow wild, pushing the height of the white spire birch behind it.

Big Red Flower

Here is a late spring arrival, but makes a big splash in late August.  It has been growing for 4 years now.

Professional and personal site of Tom Hoffelder.

Garden Corner

Here was an unused a comer of the yard that was under a big pine tree, it was made into a sitting area.  Nice a cool on hot days, lots of shade and a good place to smoke cigars at night.  The Hostas grow ver well under the pine tree in this corner

Tortured Smoke

Here is a dual set of smoke bushes the were initially planted to grow tall and provide privacy.  But, the back neighbor later put in a row of bushes (hemlocks) that cover the privacy point, so I was trying to re-purpose and cut the bushes down.  Also second challenge, the area does not get enough sun for bushed to grow full and stay purple.  But they grow back each year, so they are staying.  Bush on left was almost lost this year, trying to grow it back. (ie: fence needs repair, I know...)